Friday, September 26, 2008

Montreal Petro Can workers reject deal

From CJAD:

Employees locked out at the Petro-Canada refinery in Montreal are calling on motorists to boycott the company's gas stations.

This after workers voted 96 per cent in favour of rejecting management's final offer.

The 260 workers have been locked-out for the past ten months.

Their contract expired in February 2007.

Petro-Canada had agreed to a 14 per cent salary increase over three years, but the two sides apparently can't agree on the length of the job contract. Workers currently earn an average of $32 per hour.

The union is accusing management of showing unjustified arrogance and contempt towards its employees, saying they are not treated as well as those in Ontario and Alberta.

The union says Petro Canada isn't respecting the deal negotiated in the industry in the rest of the country.

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